my flash drive says it needs to be formatted

August 8, 2011 at 15:55:12
Specs: Windows XP
My flash drive was fine this morning. I use it and placed files on it. Now I get a message that says it needs to be formatted. I know not to do this because that will erase my drive

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#1
August 8, 2011 at 18:53:39
Flash drives are famous for doing this. To retrieve files off the drive is now a recovery project. Might try this one: there are others.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_r...
AFTER you have tried to get he files off the drive, I would try the manufacturer web site for tools to repair the drive file system, and test the integrety of the drive.
I trust them ONLY to transfer a file from one location to another. Nothing else.

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#2
August 8, 2011 at 22:07:40
You may have not properly removed the drive from Windows. Try using testdisk to repair the partition. Be sure to read all help files before use. Get testdisk at the link below.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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